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Richard H. Heuer, 81, a co-owner of a bookbindery firm from 1965 until his retirement in 1983, died Saturday (March 21, 1998) in his Williamsville home after a long illness.

Heuer, a Buffalo native and a graduate of Technical High School, was a tool and die maker for Buffalo Forge from 1940 to 1950.

He then worked for A.M. Graesser Co., his uncle's bookbinding business, and with his brother Earl purchased the business in 1965. They operated the company until it was dissolved in 1983.

Heuer played football in high school and was a softball pitcher for Buffalo Forge. He also was an avid fisherman and bowler and a charter member of Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helen; a son, Richard E. of Williamsville; a daughter, Sharon Adimey of Snyder; two brothers, Earl of Kenmore and Lee of Gettysburg, Pa.; a sister, June Sorger of San Diego; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville.

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